Josie Sawyer Named New Executive & Clinical Director of Lucy Daniels Center
Current Executive Director Don Rosenblitt, MD retiring after 30 years at the hel
"I am thrilled that the Board of Directors has selected me to guide the important work of promoting emotional well-being in the children and families we serve," said Sawyer. "I am honored and excited to lead each of the programs at the Lucy Daniels Center, which began under the leadership of founder Dr. Rosenblitt, including the Lucy Daniels School, Farley-Manning Family Guidance Center, Secure Path and the emerging LDC 4 Early Success programs."
"Josie's strong clinical background and commitment to the mission of the Lucy Daniels Center make her the ideal candidate to lead the Lucy Daniels Center moving forward," stated Board Chair, Toni Peck. "We are confident in her ability to continue Don's legacy of therapeutic education with onsite wrap-around clinical services that are grounded in psychoanalytic clinical approaches. These approaches are what make this organization a unique and important place in our community."
A graduate of Furman University, Ms. Sawyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has her Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to her years of service as a mental health clinician at Lucy Daniels Center, Ms. Sawyer has a background in providing in-home mental health services to children and families, and more recently, has furthered her psychoanalytic training with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas.
The founder of the Center, Lucy Daniels, added, "I am thrilled we have found a leader who understands our unique vision with its psychoanalytic underpinnings for serving children and families through in-depth evaluation and treatment. Don has provided a strong foundation for the Center and I look forward to seeing the ways we continue to grow and develop under Josie's leadership."
About Lucy Daniels Center – The Lucy Daniels Center helps children live emotionally health lives through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement and education. The organization is the largest service provider of mental health services in the Triangle. It operates at school (preschool through fifth grade), an onsite clinic offering a variety of treatments to children and their parents, and an offsite service, SecurePath, for children/parents who cannot attend a clinic-based service and early interaction/
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